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Mainsprings of Civilization

Mainsprings of Civilization

By Ellsworth Huntington

Wiley, 1945, 660 pp.

Professor Huntington has for many years studied and written about the effects of environmental factors on human conduct. The present work represents the summation of much of his lifetime of research and deals with heredity as well as with environment. Even so, those who cultivate the so-called social sciences will find many things to question among his conclusions.